Using Mrs. Potato Head to Start a Sentence with a Green "Cap"ital and End with a Red Stop Sign
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This video goes over the first three capitalization rules that I have on page 107 of the binder along with the sample sentences to practice them on pages 108 through 110.
The way I try to make the lesson more interesting is using Mrs. Potato Head. She has a green "cap" on to represent the "cap"italization of the first word in a sentence. Tell your students that when they have a cap on, it makes them look a little taller, just like capitalization!
Her head represents the first word in the sentence, so I talked about the importance of starting each sentence with different words since God made us all look a little different in our faces. Too many kids start their sentences with the word I, so you might have to buy some sombreros to sing that Spanish mariachi song!
Since her brain is in her head, the brain is like the subject of the sentence.
She has a heart inside her body, so that would represent the predicate, also known as the action or the verb of the sentence.
If the subject or the predicate is missing, that sentence would be called a fragment.
Her shoes are intentionally red so that your students can think of the ending punctuation like a stop sign that completes the sentence.
Here is the link to the binder for those of you who might be interested:
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